Windows Phone 7

Samsung Focus Flash Review

Samsung Focus Flash Review

The new Samsung Focus Flash may not be the most impressive device we've seen lately, but it does offer an overall decent value and comes in at a fair price. Announced back in September and available now the Focus Flash has a lot to offer like its bigger brother in the Focus S, but can it deliver with that small screen and mediocre camera? Find out below and enjoy some photos while you're at it.

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HTC Titan heading to AT&T on November 20

HTC Titan heading to AT&T on November 20

First unveiled back in September, the HTC Titan is one of Microsoft's most anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets and has now finally gotten an official launch date for November 20. The device will be heading to AT&T stores priced at $199 with a new two-year service agreement.

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HTC Quattro, Cybertron, Elite, and more appear on device code-name list

HTC Quattro, Cybertron, Elite, and more appear on device code-name list

There's been a leak of a relatively long list of what appear to be code names for devices manufactured by HTC this week, with several of the names having been made and released already and a whole lot more looking rather new with no assignment given to them as of yet. This list was passed to PocketNow a few months ago and was held due to concerns over legitimacy. Now that more than a few of the names have since appeared on real-life devices in the wild, the time for publishing has come! Look at this wacky list below.

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Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify for Windows Phone 7 has arrived in the Marketplace, and we wasted no time in breaking out the Nokia Lumia 800 and trying out the streaming music app. Announced yesterday, the app supports synchronized playlists with the desktop client, Spotify People friends updates, sharing via social networks and - most important for mobile use, perhaps - offline playback. Check out our video demo after the cut.

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Windows Phone six stories tall appears in NYC [Videos]

Windows Phone six stories tall appears in NYC [Videos]

In a mobile landscape in which it appears that smartphones will just keep getting bigger and bigger, Microsoft has pulled out all the stops, creating this week a six story tall building shapes like a Windows Phone to wow the citizens of the Big Apple. This device is no Windows Phone per say, but a construct made to promote new Windows Phones on AT&T and T-Mobile and will feature different scenes throughout its lifespan such as life-size Plants vs. Zombies and live bands playing music. I'll take one!

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Google lawyer: Microsoft patent hype is because WP7 is failing

Google lawyer: Microsoft patent hype is because WP7 is failing

Google's patent counsel has accused Microsoft of aggressively using patent licensing as a stand-in for product innovation, suggesting that Android OEMs have been pressured into cutting deals with Microsoft because the company is afraid its own products have been "marginalized." Lawyer Tim Porter told SFGate that he did not feel Android development had been impacted by the multiple lawsuits going on around intellectual property in mobile, but was concerned that "the more people get distracted with litigation, the less they'll be inventing."

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Samsung Focus S Hands-on round-up

Samsung Focus S Hands-on round-up

This week Samsung and AT&T have re-revealed a couple of devices that'll be released on the 6th of this month, both of them Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the Focus S and the Focus Flash. The Focus Flash is a mid-range device that'll be released for $49.99 on-contract and the Focus S, which we'll be looking at today, is a device that's much more comparable to the Galaxy S II, a hero device for Android, and will be going for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Have a peek below at how this device adds up.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

There's a whole lot riding on the Lumia 800. Nokia's first Windows Phone and the handset that will usher in - so the company hopes - a new era of smartphone relevance and a turnaround in fortunes. Question is, will the Lumia 800 be Finnish enough for long-time followers as well as mainstream enough for a new audience of smartphone users. Symbian may not have been universally appealing, but at least it was unique; has Nokia sidelined its independence alongside its faithful old platform? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Unboxing

Nokia Lumia 800 Unboxing

Now that was quick: announced on Wednesday last week, already the Nokia Lumia 800 is here on the SlashGear test bench. Availability in-store will take a week or so more, but we couldn't wait to get to grips with the Finn's first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset. The smartphone on which much of Nokia's future rests, there's a whole lot riding on reviewers - and shoppers - falling for the polycarbonate unibody allure.

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HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC has confirmed it will launch two new smartphones in November, one of which is expected to be the HTC Rezound aka the first Beats Audio enabled device for the US market. Speaking during the financial results call with investors today, having announced $625m profit in Q3 earlier today, HTC revealed its plans for two device launches next month, though failed to specify which platforms they would run on.

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